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Heather Hughes

heather-hughesHeather has used her psychology degree to help her build exceptional teams in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

As National Sales Manager Heather was instrumental in launching a wound care company in the UK, recruiting and leading a team of highly successful Territory Managers and secondary care specialists.

Since moving into Recruitment and Contractor Provision in 1998 Heather has built and managed contractor teams ranging from Graduates looking for their first role in medical sales to highly specialist account Managers.

In 2008 Heather co-founded Xcellin, specialising in providing high calibre Representatives, Marketers, Managers and Nurses, and is committed to building long term win:win partnerships with pharma and healthcare clients.

In her spare time Heather runs regularly and has completed half marathons and annually organises a team for Endure24. Heather is also an avid Wales Rugby supporter so 6 Nations time is always tense in her household.

Karen Hall

karen-hall-photoKaren trained as a Nurse and progressed to Sister, Coronary Care in England and Australia before joining the medical industry.

Her career in medical sales has included roles as Regional Sales Manager and National Training Manager working with pharmaceutical and healthcare products, predominantly advanced wound care dressings.

Since moving into Recruitment and Contractor Provision in 1998 Karen has managed contractor teams of Nurse Advisors and Medical Representatives.

In 2008 Karen co-founded Xcellin specialising in providing high calibre Representatives, Marketers, Managers and Nurses, and is committed to building long term win:win partnerships with pharma and healthcare clients.

Karen enjoys spending time with her daughter Holly, walking the dog, dining out, watching cricket and rugby internationals, theatre and holidays as well as challenges like flying on Velocity Zip, fighting Zombies and winning the Chrystal Maze.

Fiona Banbury

fiona-banburyFi joined the Xcellin team in Sept 2013 and has already successfully helped many Nurses and Medical Sales Reps to find exciting new jobs.

She particularly enjoys supporting graduates with their first step in to the medical industry or Nurses looking for their first commercial role.

Fi is not only focused on connecting top talent to our clients’ but also building real relationships with people and supporting them through the interview process.

In her spare time Fi can be found gaming, drooling over beautiful cars or trying (and usually failing) to train her unruly parrot, Moss.

She is also a self-confessed social media addict so naturally, you can always find her at Xcellin’s Facebook page!

Katie Jones

katieKatie joined the Medical and Pharmaceutical industry over 14 years ago. She started her career as a Personal Assistant to the Finance Manager and progressed to supporting Medical Representatives and Nurse Advisors in the field.

At Xcellin Katie is a Recruitment Consultant and Contracts Support Executive. Katie recruits at every level from Graduate Trainees to Nurse Advisors and Territory Business Managers.

Alongside her Recruitment Consultant role Katie is the “Go To” Girl when our contractor Nurses and Reps have any questions or problems relating to their cars, phones, holidays and salaries. She is loved by them all and often praised for her support.

When she is not working Katie can be found gardening, fundraising for the local primary school or spending time with her partner Ben, children Chloe and Jacob and the cats, rabbits and guinea pigs.

Sam Lay

sam-laySam joined Xcellin in 2014. He started his career in retail and progressed from Saturday team member through to Supervisor over a 6 year period.

At Xcellin Sam is part of the recruitment team. Sam predominantly recruits Clinical Nurse Advisors and Medical Sales Reps from entry level right through Territory Managers.

Alongside his Recruitment Consultant duties, Sam can be found making sure the team is topped up with coffee and terrible puns!

When he is not working Sam can be found immersing himself in all things related to electric guitar, playing in his blues/rock quartet or spending time with his wife Trudie and 4 children – Ronnie, Ruby, Rosie & Roux…do you see a pattern here?

Joanna Reed-Moreton

joanna-reed-moreton-photoJo holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology from Bath Spa university College.  After graduating she worked for a year in Sports Marketing before travelling to Australia.

When she returned she joined Cartridges4Causes as a Customer Support Advisor and Administrator, where she gained valuable insight into customer service.

In 2010, Jo embarked on a career in recruitment starting off recruiting for nurses before moving into medicals sales with Xcellin.

At Xcellin Jo is an Account Manager for several clients as well as striving to help nurses and sales representatives to secure their next role.

Outside work Jo can be found exercising her two ex-race horses Frosty and Alfie and has completed the Horse Rideway from Pitstone in Buckinghamshire to Ecchinswell in Berkshire.

Ian Baldwin

Ian BaldwinIan is our new Recruitment Consultant at Xcellin, who after recently graduating with a degree in Police Studies with Criminal Investigation, is eager to begin recruiting in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry.

He began his recruitment career by sourcing graduates in the retail sector. Specialising in Store Management and Warehouse roles, Ian successfully filled 2 Regional Distribution Centres with over 500 members of staff before joining Xcellin. His previous experience taught him that effective communication is the most important skill for someone to have, and this is key in a fast paced recruitment environment.

Outside work you will find Ian playing the trumpet and cornet in various brass and big bands. He is also a petrol head, so like Fiona, will often be seen drooling over Japanese cars.

Ian’s motto: “If you buy cheap, you buy twice”.